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Walter Bradford Cannon, an American physiologist, was the person who coined the term fight or flight response.  His theory states that animals react to frightful/threatening situations with an activation of the sympathetic nervous system.  In a response to fear, animals (including humans) will have nerve stimulation in the brain which will then cause an increase […]

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Mimosa Pudica, otherwise known as the sensitive or humble plant, is a true curiosity  of the world.  My first encounter with this “bashful” plant was in Kauai when I was a youngster and a teenster, and well, it has pretty much been a dry spell for 15 some years.  I had tried growing them but […]

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I couldn’t believe my eyes when along the Maha’ulepu trail I spotted this cutie pie just hanging out on a bush.  The shedding of skin is known as Ecdysis, and lizards partake a couple of times a year because they are growing. Their skin comes off in patches, as opposed to snakes that slough their […]

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A couple of weeks ago I was relaxing and going on adventures in Kauai.  One of my favorite (daily) adventures was snorkeling – especially at Tunnels beach, which features two reefs: a shallow inner reef and a much deeper outer reef.  A highlight was seeing  green turtles swimming and feeding around us.  Using my new […]